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The Worst Day of My Life

A middle school student is forced to move schools after horrific bullying, despite processing grief and making a huge transition she's able to clear the way for a brighter future. (Based On A True Story)

  • Jaret Martino
    Donna, Driven, Bellz Angels, Ladybug, Essential Tremors, Worlds Apart,
  • Jaret Martino
  • Alexa Petito
  • Jaret Martino
  • Jacqueline Petito
  • Anthony Petito
  • Alexa Petito
    Key Cast
  • Meredith O'Connor
    Key Cast
    "Lunch Aide"
  • Sandy Bainum
    Key Cast
  • Amanda Dressel
    Key Cast
    "Michelle (Best Friend)"
  • Project Type:
  • Runtime:
    12 minutes 57 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    September 13, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Film Color:
  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • NewFilmmakers NY
    New York, New York
    World Premeire
  • NYC Indie Film Awards
  • Hollywood Film Competition
  • Pinnacle Film Festival
  • Kids First!
  • Best Shorts Competition
  • Five Continents International Film Festival
  • Mindfield Film Festival Albuquerque
  • New York Cinematography Awards
  • Royal Wolf Film Awards
  • AltFF Alternative Film Festival
Director Biography - Jaret Martino

Jaret Martino, a New York native, began his acting career at age six in theatre and has gone on to appear in various television and film productions. his journey as an artist includes writing, producing, directing short and feature films. Jaret Martino Productions (JMP), has 7 active titles in various stages of production, and 14 completed Films.

Jaret Martino Productions’ credits include "Driven The Documentary”, an empowering film about women. Ladybug”, which was featured at The Vail Film Festival 2015.
“Essential Tremors” is on a winning streak at the festivals. Officially accepted into 100 festivals and winning 25 awards thus far! It’s a romantic comedy about two special needs people who find love.

"Donna" Stronger Than Pretty is proud partners with The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence and fiscal sponsor is Film Independent. Jaret spoke about his mother's experience and introduced the project to 1000 advocates at the NCADV annual conference.

Jaret Martino Productions (JMP) is an original content and third party production company, designed for the 21st century's changed media landscape.

Focused on raising awareness for subjects deserving attention. Specializes in the development, production, marketing and distribution of talent-driven films, television, and digital media content. JMP’s award winning films have been seen throughout the world in festivals and streaming platforms.

Jaret is proud to introduce his new partnership at Love Wins Productions. With a mission to find freedom, joy, connection and love. Now in development are two narrative Feature Films, World's Apart and Mrs. Santa!

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Director Statement

As an artist, I create projects that make a difference in the world and shed light on subject matters deserving of more attention from society and the filmmaking community. In particular, I am compelled to tell stories where women are the heroes who save themselves.

The Worst Day Of My Life is an empowering film about the journey of a middle school student who faces horrific bullying.

I'm proud that Alexa Petito had the bravery to share her story and help turn her own pain into a positive. This Film was realized to be used as a tool to inspire and empower other people who have experienced bullying. It honors the strength of using your voice all over the world.

May we unite in solidarity and collective spirit to spread love in the face of adversity and shift to a global consciousness that propels movement towards helping undo thousands of years of damage.

-Jaret Martino